Will Orthodontics Affect My Jaw Angle Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi there! I had a question about facial implants.  I had vertical lengthening jaw angle implants about four years ago and I am starting orthodontics for TMJ soon and it will be moving my lower jaw forward just shy of 2mm and moving other teeth etc.  I was hoping that my jaw implant won’t be affected by the orthodontics and jaw bite plate that will move my jaw joints?

Thanks so much

A:If you are not having an open surgical procedure on the jaw angles, which it appears you are not, then your jaw angle implants should be unaffected by these orthodontic treatments.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana